Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop, and food products. With 800+ people based at sites globally, at the heart of Plant & Food Research is a goal to underpin the growth of the plant and marine-based industry through the successful application and commercialization of research-based innovation.
Plant & Food Research found that Fuel50 helped shift thinking from the immediacy of day-to-day activities to one that is more holistic, complex, and longer-term. A common outcome was a better understanding of how employee’s work links to their values and motivators.
Fuel50 worked alongside this innovative firm to create a program that was fully owned and delivered to managers by internal leader-facilitators. Within the first months after inception, approximately 45% of employees had a career conversation with their manager.
DS Smith has seen a positive increase in employee engagement since the adoption of Fuel50. The inclusive design enabled users to invest in their own careers and helped them, their managers, and the organization, understand their key values.